Resources

Welcome to our Homelands

Designed for newcomers, Welcome to our Homelands is a brief video introduction to Indigenous peoples in Canada and a glimpse of Indigenous history. Produced by ISS of BC, this video …

Using Graphic Novels

Are graphic novels useful for teaching? This video explains why graphic novels work.  Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! is …

Reading Aloud – not just for little ones

The latest Kids & Family Reading Report: The Rise of Read-Aloud (2019) confirms that the family read-aloud experience is valued as a special time for parents and children. While this …

Read Aloud Tips

Spend at least ten wildly happy minutes every single day reading aloud. From birth! – Mem Fox, Ten read-aloud commandments Need tips for reading aloud? Here are ten tips from …

Benefits of Reading Aloud Together

Reading aloud is an activity that many families enjoy and include as part of family routines. The benefits extend beyond having fun together and are summarized in our Let’s Read …

Play and Learn Together

We’re pleased to introduce new publication – Play and Learn Together: a Guide to Family Literacy in BC. Are you new to family literacy programs? Are you a family literacy …

Getting ready for #WorldKindnessDay

World Kindness Day is celebrated every year on November 13th. It’s a day to highlight the positive power of kindness and encourage kind acts, large and small, to make a …

Break the Fake

Today is the start of Media Literacy Week. From October 7th to 11th, Canadians are invited to Break the Fake by stopping the spread of false information. MediaSmarts has brought …

First Peoples Principles of Learning

The First Peoples Principles of Learning are an expression of the shared wisdom of Elders and educators within British Columbia’s First Peoples communities. First identified in relation to the English …

Three Videos about Parentese

Talking to babies is important for their language development. Here’s a Mini Parenting Master Class on baby talk. Parentese is one style of talking to babies. It involves adults speaking …